Giovanni Corino   Piedmont, Italy  
 
 
 
  This is a wonderful set of new releases from proprietor Giuliano Corino, one of La Morra’s finest growers.” – Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate, Feb 2010

“Giuliano Corino runs his small winery with excellent results, producing wines that reflect their provenance, always embodying the balance and reserve typical of Langhe folk.” – Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2009

“One of my favorite Barolo producers, Corino's wines have almost a Pomerol-like unctuosity and richness.” The Wine Advocate #92 (Apr 1994)

2006 marked a new era for the Corino family: Renato and Giuliano split the estate. While Giuliano kept the Giovanni Corino label, Renato started his own new label, and they divided the vineyards amicably and equally. The Giovanni Corino estate remains directly next to the classic Giachini vineyard, from where their flagship wine comes (and nearly all of the fruit for the old-vine "Vecchie Vigne" cuvee). The 2005 Giachini received 96 points from Wine Spectator.

Giuliano also maintained some of the holdings in the famed Arborina Cru and is our only producer that was spared the devastation brought on by violent hail storms in 2006 – rich yet firm "Arborina" 2005 was awarded 93 points from Spectator. The "Vecchie Vigne" 2004 received 96 points from the Wine Spectator; this sublime Barolo comes from vines averaging 30-50 years old and is released one year later than the other wines. His Dolcetto & Barbera are equally terrific – classic, easy-drinking, very fairly-priced versions of these staple Piedmont wines.

Integrated insect and disease control is employed. Sulfur- and copper-based products prevalent. Only manure is used as fertilizer. Spontaneous cover crops (grass cover) are left between the rows of vines. There is minimum use of SO2 in wines in order to prevent oxidation. 
 
 
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Barbera d'Alba, Giovanni Corino 2013    
Barolo, 'Arborina', Giovanni Corino 2010    
Barolo, 'Vigna Giachini', Giovanni Corino 2010    
Barolo, Giovanni Corino 2008    
Barolo, Giovanni Corino 2010    
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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